For anybody who might be in the area to check out the Cal-Stanford rugby game this Saturday at 1, be forewarned: You may go blind.
Because Runnie Dub and his merry band of Al Gore wannabes have decided to punk the visually paired everywhere by having a giant naked photo this Saturday from 10-12. I kid you not. Here is info on it from their own website.
Join Famous Tree Photographer for Unclothed Oak Grove Photo Portrait
SATURDAY MARCH 17th 10am to Noon
Take part in a historic photographic event!
Noted photographer Jack Gescheidt is coming to the
Memorial Oak Grove in Berkeley to create a photograph
for the the TreeSpirit Project.
Gescheidt’s photographs celebrate the connection between human beings and trees through graceful portraits of unclothed people among trees. We are honored that the Memorial Grove has been chosen to be included in the project, the photographer wants to create perhaps his largest portrait ever with scores of participants.
Below is a personal invitation from the photographer with more information:
Saturday March 17th 10am -Noon
St. Patrick’s Day morning—don’t just dress in green,
BE GREEN by joining us in a TreeSpirit photo.
All tree lovers are welcomed to participate in this peaceful photographic celebration. The experience is designed to gather you, our nature-loving neighbors to remind everyone watching through the news media that these trees are vital members of our healthy human community. We humans are a part of nature.
These trees provide peaceful sanctuary in a busy city, for us and numerous other plant, bird and insect species too.
Together we will create a TreeSpirit photograph—naked humans in communion with trees—depicting our interdependence with trees in general, and with this specific grove of native oak trees threatened by state plans to uproot them.
All ages and sizes and shapes and physical ability of human are welcomed and appreciated. The photo will show the world our willingness to be vulnerable, and the great power in our vulnerability. Please spread the word, forward this email, tell and invite your family and friends. (Invite whom you imagine to be your enemies, too.) We expect HUNDREDS of participants to attend, showing the world our reverence for nature by posing nude safely, peacefully, tenderly for a few minutes among these trees.
Join us for a powerful community experience, to make a lasting artwork, support the brave souls who have saved these trees for 3 months so far, and let your body be counted among those who will bravely, lovingly come forward on behalf of trees.
Please save the date, save this email, and share it with your friends
• Each participant will be asked to sign in (just name and email) so the final photograph, with hundreds of naked and vulnerable and peaceful humans in communion with these trees, may be displayed in the TreeSpirit Project series. Visit www.TreeSpiritProject.com to see numerous examples of the kind of anonymous group photograph planned for this event. In return, each participant will receive a digital photograph of the final gathering, emailed to you, a work of art starring you, your friends, and the hundreds of fellow tree and nature lovers we expect.
* To repeat: All ages and sizes and shapes and physical ability of human are welcomed and appreciated.
• Wear warm, comfortable clothing you’ll enjoy lying down in, and to be toasty warm before disrobing. Bring a thermos of hot liquid to warm up afterwards. Bring rain gear if it’s overcast.
• The photograph will be made in heat or in the cold, rain or shine. No tree climbing skill is necessary.
• Allow 2 hours time, from 10am until 12noon for the gathering, although the actual time spent unclothed will be only about 15 minutes.
• We anticipate no interference from police officers, themselves valuable members of our community, as we will be peaceful, respectful and mindful. We look forward to creating a living artwork open to all who feel drawn. Come if you are curious but uncertain, participate if it feels right to do so.
• We ask that you be respectful of the participants’ privacy despite the public nature of this event and behave accordingly with recording devices. As a community we can, with a unified intention, ensure safety and respect for all participants.
• A map of the oak grove’s location is here:
We strongly encourage using public transportation and carpooling as parking is limited. The Memorial Oak Grove is an approximately 10-minute walk from the downtown Berkeley BART Station. From the downtown BART station walk East through campus or along Bancroft Avenue until you reach Piedmont Avenue, the oak grove is on Piedmont Avenue next to Memorial Football Stadium, which is between Bancroft Avenue and the Greek Theatre.
There is some 2-hour street parking, between Bancroft Ave. and Dwight Way. There are usually UC Berkeley pay parking lots available on Piedmont Ave. just north of the oak grove next to Maxwell Field and on Bancroft south of College Ave., if no special sports event fills them. (Cost is $3-5 for 2 hours). More info on parking is available at
There are also buses that run from the BART station to near the Memorial Oak Grove.
• Questions? Email TreeSpirit Project photographer Jack Gescheidt: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yknow, looking at his non-naked hippy tree photos, he actually has some cool ones. Nonetheless, I’m not so sure that this one is going to be one for the ages. I was there just the other week, I’m don’t trust the hygiene of the subjects for this photo.
And do you wanna see Runnie Dub naked?
So, yeah, if you are going to be checking out the Homecoming Rugby game (which should be fun) and happen to be wandering on up past the oak grove, try not to open your eyes, smell, or in anyway allow your senses to interact with the outside world.